Spirituality is different from religion. Religion helps you be part of something bigger than you. A thought that a lot of people share, a way of being. Spirituality helps you find yourself. It makes us comfortable in our own skin.
The other day I read somewhere- “ It is easy to be part of something. It difficult to stand alone.” We are always taught to conform to society, as children we are always taught to fit in, but ask yourself what is wrong in standing out? When we grow up, aren’t we always trying to stand out of the crowd? Duh, we are! Some songs and movies have a big impact on our lives.
Mainly because in all the haze of incertitude, they strike a cord which we knew to exist all along but never acknowledged the presence of. We search far and wide for someone to tell us what we’re doing with our lives. We change our religion, change our name, our identity, our family, our friends- we try to be our own Gods.
But riddle me this, aren’t we born into a particular family to fulfil our purpose in life? If we change the basic essence of our being, our family, doesn’t it follow that we would loose ourselves somewhere on the highway?
Here’s how I see it, Life is like a song, God will decide the mood of the song, your family is your band, and you are the lead singer. You get to write the lyrics all on your own. But without a tune, lyrics mean nothing in a song. Just like food is completely pointless without flavor.
Both religion and spirituality have something in common, they teach you how to take responsibility, of yourself and of others. When you fall away from these concepts, you find yourself shirking away from responsibility, cowering in fear
of taking the next step, of being more than what your are.
“Every whisper, of every waking hour, Im choosing my confessions… that’s me in the corner, that’s me in the spotlight, loosing my religion.”